being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” [Romans 4:21]

Some time ago Joe purchased a Purple Martin birdhouse for our garden.  For those not in the bird watching scene this bird house is big!  It’s more like a bird hotel!  Ours strangely enough [given my love of the number 12] has twelve rooms.

We had the ‘hotel’ in the garage waiting for the ‘right’ time to prepare the foundation and establish the position.  While in the garage many people walked through the garage and remarked of its size, structure and shape – what a lovely birdhouse!  However, the garage was not where it had been prepared for.  So finally, out we went to choose just where this ‘hotel’ had been destined to stand.   We chose what looked to be a perfect setting, a shady place, an opening in the wood-line and there we established our bird hotel.

We watched anxiously to see if any of God’s creatures would come and select our hotel as their home.  Sure enough after a few days they came – all different kinds and we were happy!

What’s the point?  Whatever gift you have been given is for God’s Kingdom; being admired is not what it was made for.  Making it available for God’ creative purposes, taking the risk of exposure to sunshine and storms, stepping out by faith, these are the actions necessary before seeing how many others will come.  Faith is increased, God is glorified and your heart will be filled with joy.  You will be happy!

Though aging in years Abraham”…did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God.”  [Romans 4:20]

Further Reading:   Romans 4, Psalm 17; Proverbs 17

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